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In ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ Michael Moore crafts an incendiary argument

In his new documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” auteur and provocateur Michael Moore tackles the Trump age. Moore calls this film a sequel to his Palme d’Or winning “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which harshly criticized the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq. Shortly after “Fahrenheit 9/11” was released, the actor Sean Penn referred to Moore as “the Bobby Knight of…

‘Science Fair’ doesn’t experiment enough

About three minutes into “Science Fair,” filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster summarize their project. An inexpressive narrator delivers the following: “More than seven million students worldwide participate in science competitions. 1,700 will qualify for the International Science and Engineering Fair. But only one will win. This documentary follows nine students from around the world…

Sehnsucht bulletins

On a midnight voyage, Searching for my pleasure; Reaching with my mind for something I’ve dreamed.   Cam and I hit the road going north and west toward the middle-end of July. Cam’s a victim of the systematic monosyllabification of America’s youth, but facile oversimplification, naturally, is a treasured American pastime. I occasionally have to…

Summer Human Rights Series kicks off with ‘Stink!’ documentary

The first film in the Stanford Summer Human Rights Series, “Stink!”,  was screened on campus on July 19. The series is part of the Camera as a Witness (CAW) Program, which was founded by Stanford teacher and lecturer Jasmina Bojic eight years ago. The three films that will be shown in the Summer Series are selected from the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) archives, according to Bojic.